in the non-instagram world, #tbt could mean a number of things. terribly bald tigers, ten bored turtles, toothless bearded travelers -you know, just to list a few off the top of my head…
but to most of us millennials, #tbt is synonymous with the phrase “throw back thursday.” and accordingly, every fourth day of the workweek, we post photos from “yore” on one or many forms of social media -whether “yore” was just last tuesday or a tuesday in 1989.
considering that i peaked in cuteness around the early 90’s, my “yore” usually involves side ponies, bangs, and gasp, my natural hair color. but sometimes i throw in a “high school shawna: the blonde years” photo for good measure because that version of me was often compared to britney spears circa 2001, which, hello, was a compliment.
so on this particular thursday, i’m putting the time machine in overdrive and throwing it back to 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2002, and 2003 (approximately).
you’re welcome in advance. mostly for that gratuitous bathing suit shot.